Equal Educational Opportunities
(Board Policy 7-10)
Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, order of protection status, the status of being homeless, actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, citizenship status, immigration status, military status; unfavorable discharge from military service; association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristic, or any other distinguishing characteristic. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under School Board policy 8-20, Use of School Facilities by Organizations. Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using Board policy 2-260,
The Uniform Grievance Procedure. The District’s Title IX Coordinator is: Dr. Tiffany Rowe.
Equal Access Act
Any group officially affiliated with the Scouts BSA or officially affiliated with any other Title 36 youth group that requests to conduct a meeting in the covered entity's designated open forum or limited public form must be given equal access to school premises or facilities to conduct meetings.
No student shall, based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.
Any student may file a sex equity complaint by using Board policy 2-260, The Uniform Grievance Procedure. A student may appeal the Board’s resolution of the complaint to the Regional Superintendent (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/3-10) and, thereafter, to the State Superintendent of Education (pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.8).